Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Kathleen J. Kane, 56

July 23rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Kathleen Joan Kane passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at the age of 56 after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Kathleen, fondly called KJ, is preceded in death by her mother Joan. She is survived by her father Dick Kane of Northborough, brother Rick Kane, sister-in-law Lisa, nephew, Justin, nieces Paige [...]

Jane M. O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury

July 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Jane M. (Leary) O’Connor, 89, of Shrewsbury, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Home in Northborough. Her husband, of 57 years, Francis R. O’Connor, passed away in 2005. She leaves her children, Eileen Ryan and her husband Robert of Hopkinton and Michael O’Connor and his wife [...]

Shrewsbury library goes “Outside the Box” to offer fun and free events

July 20th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Residents of Shrewsbury will soon get the chance to have some outdoor fun at the current library, 609 Main St., and its temporary location at 214 Lake St. The library is partnering with Redbox, Project for Public Spaces, and Online Computer Library Center, Inc., (OCLC) to develop a public space for community events. [...]

Shrewsbury police log, July 18 edition

July 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury Tuesday, July 1 12:38 a.m. Maple Ave. Disturbance. 1:29 a.m. Hartford Tpke. Suspicious person/MV. 10:38 a.m. Arrested, Maryann Particianone, 64, of 284 Boston Tpke., Apt. 2, Shrewsbury, on warrant. 1:19 p.m. Westmont Rd. Well-being check. 5:52 p.m. Howe Ave. 209A violation. 8:13 p.m. Arrested, Hien Quach, 38, of 23 Stratmore Rd., Worcester, for receiving [...]

Madeleine M. Etre, 87, of Shrewsbury

July 16th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Madeleine M. (Chamberland) Etre, 87, a 50-year resident of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014 in her home. Madeleine leaves behind her loving husband of 66 years, Albert Paul Etre, with whom she shared a million laughs, smiles, hugs, and many family adventures. She leaves her eight children, Robert F. Etre and [...]

Coming Sept. 19 – a special issue focusing on Shrewsbury!

July 15th, 2014


Shrewsbury – The Community Advocate is planning on a special issue that will be mailed to every home and business in Shrewsbury Sept. 19.* In this issue, we will be featuring stories about the many interesting people, places and events that help make Shrewsbury such a great community. As such, we would love to hear [...]

Frank G. Kronoff, 87, of Shrewsbury

July 15th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Frank G. Kronoff, of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 12, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. He was 87. Born and raised in Worcester, he was the son of Frank G. and Margaret S. (Ojerholm) Kronoff Sr. He lived many years in Northborough, which he considered his home. He is predeceased [...]

Public invited to ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The public is invited to come and meet local first responders at a family-oriented event, “LiveLife Family Day,” Sunday, July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event will be hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen


Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Nominations for ‘Spirit of Shrewsbury’ grand marshal now being accepted

July 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Nominations for grand marshal of the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival are now being accepted through Thursday, July 31. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 26-28 at Oak Middle School, featuring returning favorites such as the town expo, craft fair and parade. To nominate a resident, contact Maria Smith at 508-842-4436 or [...]

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